SRO's are currently assigned to the police districts in which their schools are located. Each district now directly manages their SRO's, allowing for effective use of neighborhood team policing where SRO's may efficiently tap those resources at their station to address juvenile issues.
All youth related inquiries should be directed to your district police station.
School Resource Officers of the SFPD are dedicated to working with the SFUSD to ensure a safer learning environment, provide valuable resources to school staff, teachers and youth to prevent and solve problems within the school and community and foster positive relationships between youth and police officers.
School Resource Officers
The School Resource Officers (SRO's) have worked within the city for 10 years. SRO's were initially funded bt a U.S. Department of Justice Cops-in Schools grant which ended April 2009. Absent federal monies, SFPD continues its commitment to the youth of San Francisco by currently assigning 19 officers as SRO's.
SRO's are community police officers within specific schools who work to build trusting relationships with youth, school staff and the community to create safer schools.
Upon request to district police stations, SRO's are available to provide presentations, attend meetings and safety events.
Improved relationships with youth, parents, staff and community.
Better collaboration and communication among law enforcement, students and staff.
Positive access to youth in the role of a mentor.
Enhanced learning environment, using law related educational curriculum.
SRO's have a profound impact on youth and their schools
Provide home visits
Refer students and families to community resources
Provide truancy prevention & intervention
Conduct professional development presentations for faculty and staff
Provide classroom safety education presentation
Counsel students and facilitate conflict mediation
Provide support to students
Participate in Student Assistance Program (SAP) meetings
Provide substance abuse and violence prevention education